Mullanpur Dakha

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Mullanpur Dakha
Dakha
city
Nickname(s): Dakha
Mullanpur Dakha is located in Punjab
Mullanpur Dakha
Mullanpur Dakha
Location in Punjab, India
Coordinates: 30°50′N 75°40′E / 30.84°N 75.67°E / 30.84; 75.67Coordinates: 30°50′N 75°40′E / 30.84°N 75.67°E / 30.84; 75.67
Country  India
State Punjab
District Ludhiana
Population (2001)
 • Total 14,607
Languages
 • Official Punjabi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 141101
Telephone code 0161
Vehicle registration PB-

The town of Mullanpur Dakha, also known as Mandi Mullanpur, is a Nagar panchayat in the Ludhiana district in the Indian state of Punjab. Due to the availability of transport routes to other villages, the town serves as a marketplace of grain and other goods to the surrounding area.

According to census data from 2001, Mullanpur Dakha had a population of 14,607.[1] Males constituted 53% of the population and females 47%. Though India's national average literacy rate was 59.5%, Mullanpur Dakha had a much higher average literacy rate of 69%.

Transportation[edit]

Mullanpur is located off national highway 95. It has bus services traveling to and from the towns of Bathinda, Moga, and Ludhiana. It also has a railway station with trains to the nearest stations of Chowkimann (7 km), and Ludhiana Junction (16 km). The closest airport is the Sri Guru Ram Dass Jee International Airport, located 3 hours away, in the city of Amritsar. Nearby villages include Jangpurr, Isreal, Mullanpur, Bhanohar, Raqba, Pandora, Rurka, and Dakha.

Markets and Colonies[edit]

Markets: Meena Bazaar is the main market in Mullanpur. Bedi Electronics is the main mobile phone and computer repair shop in Mullanpur. Gill Sanitary Store, Babe di Hatti, Issewal Jewellers, Virk Karyana Store, and DeshRaj Fruit Juice are some other popular shops.

Colonies: Bank Colony, Link Road, Harnek Nagar, S. Bhagat Singh Nagar, and Dashmesh Nagar comprise some of the colonies in Mullanpur.

Education[edit]

The major local educational institutions are government primary and senior secondary schools:

Eastwood International School, Guru Nanak Public School, GTB Public School Mullanpur, and Guru Hargobind Khalsa College, Sudhar in nearby cities serve the village. Village GTB national college Dakha is famous in Ludhiana district. Peace Public School is one of the best schools in the area.

Trusts and Gurdwaras[edit]

Trusts: Gurmat Bhawan is the main and most popular trust in Mullanpur. This trust helps and educates poor and handicapped children.

Gurdwaras: The most famous Gurdwara of Mullanpur is Gurdwara Michigan a Sahib. It's a place of great historical significance. Other Gurdwaras include Sri Guru Hargobind Sahib and Gurdwara Singh Sahib.

Sports[edit]

Dakha is a famous football team that has a lot of young, talented players. Dashmesh Sports Club is one of the top teams in the Ludhiana District.

Harpreet Singh, popularly known as Tully, represented Village Dakha, Bhanohar at multiple tournaments. Harmanpreet Lalli is another player respected around by the area.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 2004-06-16. Retrieved 2008-11-01.